Social Science and Religion Network- Events

SSRN Works in Progress Seminar

Thursday, September 25, 4:00

Room 241, Department of Sociology

Food – Wine – Ideas – Connections

Betty Anderson

State and Society in the Modern Middle East

Speaking about her new book of the same title, she will invite us to think with her about the meaning of “state” and “society.” A specialist on Lebanon and Jordan, Betty Anderson is Director of the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies & Civilizations at BU.  She is the author of Nationalist Voices in Jordan: The Street and the State (University of Texas Press, 2005) and The American University of Beirut:  Arab Nationalism and Liberal Education (University of Texas Press, 2011; Arabic translation, 2014), and numerous other publications on this region.